"and a routine plot and script that had several moments of "did they really just say that?" dialogue." Yeah, like the "love" part didn't really develop that well IMO, you only started to feel the connection between you know who and you know who else towards the end. Still, some of the lines were just kinda lame. The "evil humans" vs. the natives who are one with nature. `We`re going to fight terror with terror` cringe inducing and behind the times. Didn`t Obama win the election... This conflict ends up being kind of lame - I actually felt bad for the humans that were dying, for as much as they had humanized the aliens, I still felt bad when an actual human being died on screen (apart from the main bad guy who was just over the top evil). It also is a bit of a cheat - for any EU fans out there, Pandora is like Zonama Sekot, the self-aware brother planet of the one that the Yuuzhan Vong came from. So trying to draw a parallel between these aliens, who obviously have a real and true scientifically proven neural connection to a sentient planet, and Native North and South Americans is a bit cheap. I mean, the Na`vi psychically bond with their rider animals. That`s something real. In the end, the natives in the Americas are just another group of humans, and their so-called sacred connection to the land is really just a myth. Oh, the animation looked good - sometimes. Some shots of the `background` Navi were a bit fake looking, also like someone mentioned Jake`s feet. And the flying dragon animals - they looked kinda fake, as well as those pack hunting panther dog thingies. The `floating mountains` thing really took me out of my suspension of disbelief - I can buy everything in this movie, but not mountains which defy gravity. Just a bridge too far. P.S. the walker-bots were stolen from Aliens and the flying choppers are clear ripoffs of the Hornets in Halo 3.